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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:06 am

Me too, Stuart




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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:15 am

Stuart,

I meant to mention that C&E will charge VAT + duty and the shipper will charge for having to collect the money on behalf of C&E.
But it will still be a good deal with the current exchange rate.

I'm sure a quantity of say 50 will sell without a problem, and maybe a better deal with Sarto can be negotiated.


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PostPost by: sgbooth » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:54 am

I've asked Sarto to send me one for evaluation.
This will also reveal what duty Customs & Excise might levy, so I will then have some accurate figures for those who are interested.

I have several pictures of the tool, and will email same to anyone who is interested.

Send me a PM if you want either the tool or the pictures.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:00 am

I have been in contact with Sarto before, (I sent him a parts list for his Elan) he's a really nice guy..

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:48 am

I gather the Swiss device will look something like (although this is their Aston Martin version:

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In true Swiss fashion, beautifully engineered and very expensive (a bit like their watches)

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PostPost by: hatman » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:04 pm

sgbooth wrote:
I responded to the original post and then emailed Sarto about a 'group' buy.

Anybody interested?

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PostPost by: sgbooth » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:18 pm

Sarto will be sending me one knock off tool ASAP.

Best I can tell at the moment is that they'll be approx £63 each, plus any import duty, plus repacking and postage on to each of you.

Will know more once the 'sample' has arrived.

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PostPost by: SimonH » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:29 pm

Stuart,

I would be interested depending on price.

As far as I am aware at worst case the costs should be part cost + shipping + duty of 10% on that + VAT on all of that. Which by my bad adding up is about £70, quite a lot but not too bad.

The trouble is the C&E are variable on what they check and charge. Could be 4% duty, could be none.

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PostPost by: sgbooth » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:57 pm

Simon,

I'm looking at it from this point of view:

All things being equal, it should be a once in a lifetime purchase, although with time the leather may need replacing (not particulary expensive, I'm sure).

If it works as I expect it too, then I can think about having my spinners sorted out, in the knowledge that the money spent on them will not be wasted by constant belting on and off.

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PostPost by: SimonH » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:05 pm

I agree Stuart. As I said I dont think that £70 ish would be too bad.

I was trying to work it out but got interrupted so ended up posted after you, sorry. I have had the odd thing in from the US and the C&E cant seem to make up their mind what to charge. The issue with the C&E is that you think you have the price all worked out then they use a different duty rate for some reason, the shipper puts a handling charge on and then the VAT comes in.

As a once in a lifetime buy they seem good, even at the normal price of about $130 plus all the above duties.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:41 pm

ianf wrote:This is a hot topic for me at the moment. I have just completed a design for a spinner removal tool with a friend. We are selling the device for £95 +P&P. We have a web site under development so the e-mail links on the link below don't work at the moment. If anyone would like further details please send me a PM.

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From the videos that looks like a good tool .......... I think I'll start saving :)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:04 pm

John
Is this the one that's just gone on Ebay....140085700926...

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:12 pm

I am a bit worried about..."Wheel arch damage virtually eliminated". I would prefer to eliminate it completely...

Is it the photo or is the torque wrench slightly angled halfway down?

I don't have wheel arch damage with my hammer at least :-)
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PostPost by: thor » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:28 pm

BUT, DO CHECK if Sarto's altered the design, as , yes it's lovely, but only on painted steels, it's scratched (grooved) my +2S130 alloys quite badly on the spokes. It gets too close-. That also makes it rip the leather. He sent me replacement leather pads, but it's still the same...
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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:12 pm

Hi Thor,

Nice to hear from you. I was actually referring to the 'other' design which is on Ebay at the moment but it's important to hear of your experience with Sarto's design.

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